The title of this post is inspired by the name of the lipstick I am wearing – Rimmel London Call the Shots. I have been incredibly busy these last couple of days, dealing with new clients and life in general. I almost didn’t have the take these outfit photos, but I was determined to find the time, against all odds. I believe when you want something so badly, you find the time for it. No room for excuses this year. I am calling the shots in my life!
Spring is here, and I am loving the sunshine we are getting. It is still more rain than sun, but I can’t complain. I made good use of the amazing weather by getting these photos taken. I hope the sunshine stays.
Every piece I have on is an “oldie but goldie”. I got this black floral dress last year summer, and I have worn it a few times now. It is dead comfy and so easy to style; one of my current favourites. The brown faux leather jacket is also from last season’s collection, and so are the brown boots. If you are a regular reader, you would spot the black bag and sunnies, I have had them for donkey years, and they still look good.
This is the reason why I like to buy quality items. The more you spend on an item, the longer you have it, that is usually the case with me, especially when it comes to accessories – shoes, bags, jewellery and sunglasses. And that is the reason why I like to invest a little more in them, so they serve me for longer.
I also like to sell my old accessories on eBay, and bags do sell quite well on eBay.
What do you think of this look?
WHAT I WORE
Black floral dress – Next
Brown jacket – Jane Norman
Brown boots – Koi Couture
Sunnies – Gucci
Black bag – DKNY
I can’t believe Spring is almost here. I love your outfit x
Glad you do. Thanks..
Damn girl!! You look good. Love the booties
Thanking you xx
It’s a fab outfit. Love the Black and Tan together. The dress is perfect for spring x
Thanks Kerry x
Oh my gosh, if you’d like to share some of the sun with me that would be great cause it’s been lashing it down with rain every day in Manchester city centre haha! Love those old but gold pieces – I have a few things I can’t even consider getting rid of cause they’re such staple items!
Yea staple items are so worth the investment.
It’s great This is my favourite time of year, longer days and more sunshine!
I love the sunshine..
I love your OOOT honestly, you suprise me every time! I love that dress, so floaty It’s exactly something I’d wear.
Oh good. Thanks Amy.
This outfit looks lovely on you! That dress is gorgeous and perfect as we move into spring.
Thank you xx
I LOVE every OOTD you post, your style is amazing. I love how this one is casual yet chic. x
Thanks a lot Anna x
Love the dress and jacket – it’s nice to see making up outfits from things that are not completely new 🙂 It makes a fab outfit! x
Thanks Jodie x
I love this look! I totally agree with buying quality items that stand the test of time in your wardrobe. I like to mix them up with cheap on trend bits to keep everything current. Kat x
Ah nice Kat x
I don’t typically like brown and black together but honey, I gotta say,you nailed this one. You look fabulous! Love the dress with those booties!
Glad you do x
This is outfit is SO ME!!! Love the boots and the jacket and teamed with the dress – super cute!
This is a fab outfit, I love the dress, totally something I would wear x
Great outfit, I am liking the dress paired with the boots!
Love your outfit and I love the inspiration for the name of the post!! The floral dress looks fab on you too!
Those boots are just everything!!! I’ve not been brave enough to get my legs out yet this year x
Thanks Jo x
Beautiful outfit. I love the dress and the way it is paired up with the boots and jacket. Correct it is very good to buy quality that can be seen from your bag. Good, durable and still looking great.
I absolutely love them boots! xo
Such a lovely outfit, the pop of pattern with the flowers is perfect for Spring!
Wow, you’re beautiful! Very cute outfit. I also keep clothes forever. Quality is important!
Yes it is..
You are looking fabulous, I am loving that dress! xo
Thanks Rachel xo
I love the look here. Sadly where I live it’s definitely not warm enough for exposed legs but hopefully it will soon x
Thanks Rhian. It is back to cold here too x
This outfit is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the combination of the dress with the jacket and boots. You look LUSH!! xxx
Thanks Laura xx
Love the brown boots from Koi Couture, you wear the outfit with such sass!
I love that dress – i need one now, and I love how you’ve styled it with the tan accessories. It look like the perfect Spring outfit – now bring on the warm weather!
You always look so lovely! I love those boots too you styled them perfectly x
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Thanks Miss Kitty Kaos xx
Such a beautiful outfit and the color combination was perfect. It really looks good on you
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